Clark University dean to speak at Southborough Library business series – Thursday, May 8

The Southborough Library’s INSIDE STORY speaker series continues this week with a look at Clark University’s unique approach to management education. Here’s more from the library.

The Southborough Library’s Southborough Business Network (SBN) continues the INSIDE STORY speaker series on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA. Ms. Catherine Usoff, Ph.D., dean of Clark University’’s Graduate School of Management, presents “Clark University Builds Business Leaders with Purpose.”

Dean Usoff, who assumed the helm of the business school a year ago, will highlight Clark University’’s unique approach to management education, designed to give students a competitive advantage when they graduate into an increasingly dynamic, global marketplace. The Graduate School of Management (GSOM) is pioneering a curriculum that takes advantage of the legacy and values of Clark University. With its various concentrations and dual degrees, the MBA curriculum emphasizes social change, community development, and sustainability, along with traditional technical business skills. Dean Usoff believes tomorrow’s business leaders will thrive only if they have critical-thinking skills, the ability to work effectively in diverse teams, and the capability and desire to always be learning new things.

With students from more than twenty countries, the diversity of cultures, background, and ideas at GSOM enriches the educational experience for all. GSOM at Clark, founded in 1982, has produced leaders in diverse fields: from the president and owner of a local distributor to the director of an equity firm in Croatia. Wherever they are and whatever they are doing, Clark GSOM graduates are making a difference. GSOM has been recognized by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top sixteen green MBA programs in the U.S. Dean Usoff seeks to build on many relationships and programs already in place to grow the school’s reputation and reach.

Clark University has had a presence in Southborough for four years. Its MetroWest Campus is a convenient satellite facility for commuting students and serves as a training and off-site meeting location for local businesses. The Southborough campus is connected exclusively to Clark’s Graduate School of Management, which enrolls about 500 students in MBA, Master of Science in Finance, and Master of Science in Accounting programs. The main campus in Worcester, founded in 1887, is a liberal arts-based research university with enrollment of approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students.

Catherine Usoff became the dean of the Graduate School of Management at Clark in June 2012 following 19 years as a faculty member at Bentley University. She earned her B.S. in Accounting from Boston College, and an MBA and PhD from The Ohio State University. She lives in Acton, MA.

Join us for the INSIDE STORY about how Clark University is preparing tomorrow’’s global business leaders.

The SBN connects the Library and the Southborough business community with an informative and engaging quarterly speaker series that features business leaders with a connection to Southborough. Please bring your business card to enter a drawing for a door prize to be awarded at the end of the evening. Refreshments will be served. For more information about this or any other program at the Library, call 508-485-5031.

This event is supported by the Friends of the Southborough Library, Fay School, Economic Development Team of Southborough, Southborough Rotary Club and Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce.

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